Different types of COVID-19 vaccine in glass vial bottles with different storage temperature condition label. Photo via Rawpixel.com
Different types of COVID-19 vaccine in glass vial bottles with different storage temperature condition label. Photo via Rawpixel.com

A mobile Covid vaccination unit will be held on Thursday, April 15 in Winsted at the former Bank of America Building on 44 Elm street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccination unit has been provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the state, and Torrington Area Health. In the press release announcing the clinic, the town announced that all three health agencies have identified that the percentage of Winsted residents who have received their first dose of a vaccine is well below the state average. The clinic hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Winsted residents can register here at this link: https://www.griffinhealth.org/Coronavirus-COVID19-Information/COVID-19-Vaccination/Winsted-Vaccination-Clinic
Walk up registrations will be accepted.

According to available state data, as of April 7, 37 percent of Winsted’s 10,604 residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Other towns and their vaccination rates:

Torrington: 37.33 percent of 34,044 residents

Barkhamsted: 46.78 percent of 3,606 residents

Colebrook: 46.21 percent of 1,400 residents

New Hartford: 47.12 percent of 6,656 residents

Norfolk: 42.70 percent of 1,630 residents

According to state statistics, 883,169 residents have been fully vaccinated, with 1,421,831 first doses administered, and 49 percent of adults in the state 16 years and older who have received a first dose. Gov. Ned Lamont said at his press conference on April 8 that state officials continue to believe that the supply of vaccines will exceed demand by late April.

Torrington a state hotspot for Covid

During his press conference, Gov. Lamont identified 13 cities and towns that are hot spots for Covid cases. Torrington was identified as the city with the 11th most cases in the state per 100,000, with 52.8 cases per 100,000 residents. Waterbury leads the state in Covid cases with 69.3 cases per 100,000 residents

Total Covid cases in Connecticut: 312,468

Litchfield County confirmed cases: 12,995. Probable cases: 1,402. Confirmed deaths: 247. Probable deaths: 36.

Number of new cases from March 21 to April 3:
Winsted: 34
Torrington: 253
Barkhamsted: 7
Colebrook: 8
New Hartford: 27
Norfolk: 1

Total confirmed cases per town as of April 7:
Winsted: 563
Torrington: 3,147
Barkhamsted: 138
Colebrook: 51
New Hartford: 322
Norfolk: 62

Testing: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s drive-thru testing is at 211 High Street in Torrington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).

Starting on Monday, April 12, Hartford Healthcare Center will have new hours for Covid testing: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Community Health & Wellness (CHWC): Community Health & Wellness (CHWC), Torrington, CT, will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing throughout the month of April. Testing will be conducted on Fridays in an outdoor tent at its Torrington facility at 469 Migeon Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  The dates are:  April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30.  

Testing is open to all and available on a first come first serve basis, with no appointment, insurance, symptoms, or doctor order needed.  For those who wish to preregister, a form can be found on the CHWC website at www.chwctorr.org.   The test is free, with results known within three days.

In addition, CHWC will continue to offer periodic pop-up testing throughout the region.  The Torrington center is also taking appointments and walk-ins Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for the month of April.  To pre-register call 860-387-0400.

To date, CHWC has conducted more than 6,000 COVID-19 tests. 

For more information, call 860-489-0931.

Vaccinations: Please note, this is the current vaccination location list as of March 4. Updated locations will be added as information becomes available

Vaccination locations State vaccination information website: https://portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal

CVS Pharmacy at 49 Main Street in Winsted is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments to individuals.

Please note that if problems are experienced with Internet Explorer, try using the Google Chrome browser to navigate their site. Residents without computer access may call (888) 300-4419.

Please click here for a link to make an appointment through CVS

Winsted Stop and Shop: 200 New Hartford Rd, Winsted  (860) 738-2707

Other vaccine providers – all located in Torrington:

Walmart Pharmacy – 970 Torringford Street – no phone appointments available
Walgreens Pharmacy – 28 Elm Street – no phone appointments available

Torrington Area Health District – 350 Main Street – no phone appointments available

Hartford Healthcare 153 South Main Street – 860-827-7690

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – 540 Main Street – 860-827-7690

Big Y Pharmacy: 504 Winsted Road, Torrington – (860) 489-2970

Petricones Torrington Pharmacy: 110 East Main Street, Torrington – (860) 489-5511

Mental health resources: 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-888-444-3339 or text “LISTEN” 741-741

Greenwoods Counseling Referrals: Mental health and substance use assessments, treatment, and referrals. Financial assistance available 860-567-4437

Addiction: Community Outreach and Recovery Navigator Sarah Toomey 860-309-3845. Free and confidential support, resources, NARCAN, harm reduction for the entire family.

Western CT Mental Health: Higher level of psychiatric and substance abuse care 860-496-3700.To send community information, including resources for residents, email winstedphoenix@gmail.com